There’s a nice response on Gothamist to a reader who writes in to ask: Sometimes I get invited to events that are out of my price range, like dinners at expensive restaurants… I want to hang out with my friends without seeming like a cheapskate. What should I do?
The Gothamist suggests planning the outing at a less expensive restaurant or just monitoring the drinks you consume at the bar.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published October 4, 2004. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.